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Fighting for Employees in the Greater Los Angeles Area
Kaplan Weiss is a leading California employment law and civil rights litigation firm. Our employment attorneys exclusively represent employees in matters involving sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, unpaid wages (including overtime), and equal pay violations. With over 40 years of combined experience practicing before California’s state and federal courts, as well as enforcement agencies, we know the law and how to protect your interests. Our partners personally handle each case and will provide tenacious advocacy from beginning to end.
You Can Rely On Us
No matter the nature or complexity of your situation, you can rely on the extensive trial, litigation, and settlement experience of our legal professionals. We are skilled litigators who are ready to take your case to trial and deliver the best results possible. Not only do our Los Angeles employment attorneys frequently handle matters of employment law, civil rights, and consumer litigation, but one of our founding partners also has a decade of experience serving as defense counsel for corporations and insurance companies at one of California’s largest defense firms. This means we know how the other side thinks, and we leverage this knowledge to anticipate the approaches of our opponents.
We Understand Your Individual Situation
We recognize what is at stake and understand how to best present your claim. Our goal is to maximize and expedite settlement to ensure you receive the recovery you deserve. We also recognize and are prepared to refute the processes and strategies employed by corporate defendants, insurance companies, and educational institutions. By retaining Kaplan Weiss, you will have the best of both worlds: large firm knowledge and results with small firm attention and personalized service. We are seasoned fighters who will do everything we can to swiftly facilitate a favorable resolution.
Do you need an employment attorney? Your case is important to us, and we encourage you to get in touch if you need legal advice. Call (213) 652-5827 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation today.
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"Attorney Endorsement: If I needed an attorney to fight for me, I would hire Jonathon Kaplan!"- Marcus H., Speeding and Traffic Ticket Attorney
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If you believe your employment or civil rights have been violated, do not hesitate to get in touch. You may only have a limited time to file a claim, and you should not go through this process alone. Our founders will personally review your circumstances, determine whether you have a case, and help you explore all available legal remedies.
Can I Get Overtime Pay if I Am on Salary
There is a common misconception that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime pay. While that may be true in some cases, very often employers incorrectly classify salaried employees as exempt in order to avoid paying overtime. Many salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay just like hourly employees.
Do I Have a Claim for Harassment?
Not all harassment at work is against the law. To be unlawful the harassment must be based on specific characteristics, such as your race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. If you feel like you’ve been harassed because you’re a woman in an all-male workforce, you may have a case. If your boss is just mean or difficult, you may not.
What Is Overtime and When Does it Kick in?
Depending on the nature of your job and how many hours you work, overtime pay maybe 1.5 or 2 times your regular hourly rate of pay. Your employer is required to pay you overtime if you work more than eight hours in a day, more than 40 hours in a week, or more than six consecutive days in a row. You are entitled to time-and-a-half for work over 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. You are entitled to double time for any work over 12 hours in any workday or over 8 hours on the seventh day of a workweek.